August, 2007

  • More oil found in Ghana

    Posted Aug 22nd, 2007 By in Business, General With | Comments Off on More oil found in Ghana

    The headline says it all. Tullow Oil has made another “significant” oil discovery in Ghana, in a block adjacent to one where it made a big discovery in June, supporting investor hopes that the country will become a major profit centre for the firm. London-based Tullow said in a statement on Wednesday that the Hyedua-1 …

  • Vote to add Africa 2.0 panel to SXSW festival schedule

    Posted Aug 21st, 2007 By in Business, Editor's Note, Events, General, Technology With | 8 Comments

    Over the past year and a half, I’ve come to love writing about African style and business issues and interacting with the many inspiring people and ideas which I’ve come across through this blog. In my experience, today’s technology has provided us with the most effective vehicles to communicate and has caused an acceleration of …

  • Hilton Hotels brings brand to Ghana

    Posted Aug 17th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, General, Travel With | 27 Comments

    Inc. Magazine alerts us to an announcement by Hilton Hotels that it will open its first property in Ghana in early 2010. Named The Hilton Accra Airport City, the 186-room property will be located in Airport City, a new mixed-use development in the heart of ‘upscale’ Accra. This makes Hilton Hotels one of the first …

  • UNICEF: Mudfaced African children need your help!

    Posted Aug 17th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Charity, General, Politics, Travel With | 4 Comments

    If there was any doubt about how ineffective and out of touch old-world charity organizations have become when it comes to Africa(ns), here is an example. UNICEF Germany put time, effort and valuable resources into producing this recent ad campaign which “shows four German kids who appeal for solidarity with their contemporaries in Afrika”. In …

  • African Design Competition: Design a Uniform, Shape a School

    Posted Aug 15th, 2007 By in Art, Business, Fashion, General With | Comments Off on African Design Competition: Design a Uniform, Shape a School

    Here’s a good opportunity for African creatives to get some real world projects under their belt: The African Leadership Academy, a world-class boarding school opening outside Johannesburg, South Africa on September 2008, has launched a pan-African design competition to solicit designs for the Academy’s inaugural school uniform. The competition is open to individual students or …

  • Forget aid and money, Africa needs IDEAS!

    Posted Aug 8th, 2007 By in Business, Charity, General, Politics, Technology With | 2 Comments

    If ideas are capital, why is Africa investing more on things than on information, and more on the military than on education? Suddenly, I realized what this idea could mean for Africa. If the pen is mightier than the sword, why does a general earn more than the work of a hundred writers combined? If …

  • Climate change threatens Ghana’s economic future

    Posted Aug 8th, 2007 By in Business, General, Politics, Technology With | 4 Comments

    Speaking to people living in Ghana recently, I had become worried by the ongoing power problems. While power outages are nothing new to many of us in developing countries, I have started getting worried about the effects of Ghana’s ongoing power issues on the country’s looming economic growth spurt. While power shortages are an inconvenience …

  • Is there an African culture code?

    Posted Aug 6th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, General, Travel With | Comments Off on Is there an African culture code?

    Africaincorp relates lessons from the book The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do to the African diaspora. What makes a Kenyan “Kenyan”, what makes an Ivorian “Ivorian” and what makes an Moroccan “Moroccan” are answers the savvy professional,entrepreneur,investors and executives are actively seeking …

  • Africa Enterprising articles part 3

    Posted Aug 6th, 2007 By in Business, Editor's Note, Fashion, Film/Television, General, Technology With | 3 Comments

    The 3rd edition of the The Carnival of African Enterprising has launched at the White African blog. As with the previous installments, this edition highlights some of the best posts from the African business/entrepreneurship blogosphere. Head over to White African to check out top posts from 5 of Africa’s top blogging/business talent, with a bonus …

  • “Africa:The Next Chapter” videos premiere

    Posted Aug 2nd, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Events, Film/Television, General, Politics, Technology, Travel With | 2 Comments

    The good folks at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) have debuted the first videos from the powerful TEDGlobal 2007 conference held in Tanzania earlier this year. Called “Africa: The Next Chapter”, the conference featured talks from many of Africa’s current innovators.  The first few uploaded videos include South African investment banker Euvin Nadoo – who I …

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